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AUG 2015

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92 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.15 When you live at Te Villas at Forest Springs, you're not only getting a new home, you're getting the best in retirement living. Our Villa Patio Homes ofer a great way to downsize without losing that quality of life you've come to expect and deserve! Te best part is, when you live here, we'll take care of the housekeeping, the lawn work and more, while you take the opportunity to do all the things you've looked forward to in retirement. We even ofer a meal option so you don't have to let cooking get in the way of your fun. And with activities in our clubhouse from beginners' Spanish and exercise classes to walking clubs and travel opportunities, you will have fun at Te Villas at Forest Springs. Call (502) 243-1643 to ask about our Special Founder's Club Rate or schedule a tour! We're ready and waiting to serve you! Experience the Villa Life at Forest Springs! The Forum at Brookside Ofers Tips in Choosing a Retirement Community By Bill Hulsey, Executive Director, Te Forum at Brookside Whether you are planning ahead for your own future retirement or doing the legwork for a loved one there are a few practical points to ponder: You are paying for people! Inquire about the executive chef 's background, the nursing director's credentials and the selection philosophy used in hiring employees — housekeepers, servers, maintenance technicians, recreation directors, etc. Is the community a certifed Continuing Care Retirement Community? Most folks hope they will never need skilled nursing care or rehab therapy, but you sure sleep better knowing it's there! Ask the opinion of those you trust! Check in with friends already living there. Ask to see their residence or inquire about how they like the staf, food, responsiveness of maintenance, health services and social events. Do they feel at home? Are they glad they moved? Eat a meal or two! Is the service prompt? Ask what percentage of food is made from scratch. Not only is most "scratch made" food better, it's better for you! And, don't forget to check the menu variety (number of entrees, soups and sides). Check out the organization. How long has the management staf been on the job? High turnover can signal problems that trickle down to the customers. Also, is the parent organization held accountable? Public companies are held to a high standard of scrutiny. Be a wise consumer and buy the very best for your retirement dollars!

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